Susan Hannahs



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Susan R. Hannahs   see FAMILY TREE
Born: 21 April 1850  Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH

Framed photo of Susan Hannahs

framed photo of Susan Hannahs
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Married: 17 June 1874  Newport, Vermillion Co., IN  
Wedding Announcement from Hoosier State June 18, 1874
Died: 22 Nov 1880  Newport, Vermillion Co., IN  
Obit for Susan Hannahs from Hoosier State Wednesday, November 24, 1880
Buried: Memorial Chapel Cemetery, Newport, Vermillion Co., IN  
"Susie R wife of Lewis Shepard died Nov 21, 1880 aged 30 ys and 7 mo's"


James Hannahs


Eliza Shefflin


Lewis Shepard


Grace Shepard

Susan attended St. Agnes Hall in Terre Haute, IN and was a roommate of Callie Shepard.  Susan later married Callie's older brother Lewis.  A typed version of the diary is shown at right.  Callie died of typhoid when she was 22.  

See Bible Record on page for Ruth Hannahs

See photo of her sister, Sallie Hannahs Monnett

At the age of 8 Susan went to Indiana to live with her Aunt Ruth Porter and her husband Richard H. Porter.  An older brother and younger sister remained in Portsmouth, Ohio with their parents.  Susan must have been very close to her aunt.  In 1873 her aunt, Ruth Hannahs Porter, left a will leaving a great deal of land and all of her property to Susan.  She also left her her gold watch on the condition that Susan give her own watch to her "Sister Sarah."  A year after she inherited the land, she married Lewis Shepard.